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Record number 551721
Title Economics of antibiotic usage on Dutch farms : The impact of antibiotic reduction on economic results of pig and broiler farms in the Netherlands
Author(s) Bergevoet, R.H.M.
Source Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen Economic Research Policy Paper 019-026) - 16 p.
Department(s) Innovation- and Risk Management and Information Governance
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2019
Abstract Reduction in antibiotic usage did not lead to a weaker competitive position of Dutch farmers.
The reduction in antibiotic usage on broiler and pig farms in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2017 did not result in a deviation from the long-term trend in average production and economic results in these sectors.
To improve animal health, which made a reduction in antibiotic usage possible, farmers used a variety of relatively easy and cheap measures, such as more attention to hygiene, use of pain killers and anti- inflammatory agents or more preventive vaccinations. International cost competitiveness of Dutch broiler and pig farms was not hampered by the reduction in anti biotic usage. The deterioration of the cost competitiveness in especially sow farms was caused by other factors, e.g. an increase of environmental costs.
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